pii2011 Venture Forum Sponsors
CENTER FOR POLICY ON EMERGING TECHNOLOGIES
The Center for Policy on Emerging Technologies (C-PET) is a nonpartisan think tank for the 21st century in Washington, D.C. Knowledge. Risk. Anticipation. C-PET’S mission is to explore the impacts of transformative emerging technologies, and anticipate their implications for public policy.
The Churchill Club is an internationally-respected independent business and technology forum located in Silicon Valley, where CEOs, thought leaders, global business executives, innovators, and senior political leaders meet to discuss and debate, inform and educate, forecast and evaluate. Founded in 1985, the Club is known for its smart, provocative conversations on the most current leadership and innovation topics. Its 7,000 individual and corporate members include senior executives from market-leading companies, investors, and entrepreneurs.
Founded in 1975, Microsoft (Nasdaq “MSFT”) is the worldwide leader in software, services and solutions that help people and businesses realize their full potential.
The OpenID Foundation is an international non-profit organization of individuals and companies committed to enabling, promoting and protecting OpenID technologies. Formed in June 2007, the foundation serves as a public trust organization representing the open community of developers, vendors, and users. OIDF assists the community by providing needed infrastructure and help in promoting and supporting expanded adoption of OpenID. This entails managing intellectual property and brand marks as well as fostering viral growth and global participation in the proliferation of OpenID.
O’Reilly Media spreads the knowledge of innovators through its books, online services, magazines, and conferences. Since 1978, O’Reilly Media has been a chronicler and catalyst of cutting-edge development, homing in on the technology trends that really matter and spurring their adoption by amplifying “faint signals” from the alpha geeks who are creating the future. An active participant in the technology community, the company has a long history of advocacy, meme-making, and evangelism.
PLUG AND PLAY TECH CENTER
Plug and Play Tech Center is a thriving Silicon Valley community of over 300 startups from all over the world. Our mission is to help startups grow. We accomplish that mission through a number of strategic partnerships, including 170 investors who participate in regular screening sessions exclusive to Plug and Play members. We also have active International, University, and Corporate divisions to create an ecosystem of innovation that goes beyond just startups. In addition to offering a professional working environment that is as flexible as Silicon Valley itself, we host a number of networking events, we offer various educational programs and seminars, and we offer a number of services from banking and accounting to funding and M&A support.
Women 2.0 is a social venture for future founders of technology startups. Our vision is to be the global source for innovative technology startups, led by diverse founding teams.
Our mission is to increase the number of female founders of technology startups. Women 2.0 enables entrepreneurs with a network, resources and knowledge to take your startup from idea to launch.